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Paralegal Salary
in Illinois, United States

$68,207 (USD)

Average Salary

$33/hr

Average Hourly

$1,664

Average Bonus

Last updated: July 16, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Paralegal is $68,207 a year and $33 an hour in Illinois, United States. The average salary range for a Paralegal is between $48,919 and $84,099. On average, a Bachelor's Degree is the highest level of education for a Paralegal. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in Illinois, United States.

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Job Summary

Description:
  • Checks and examines law sources such as statutes, recorded judicial decisions, legal articles, treaties, constitutions, and legal codes to prepare legal documents, such as briefs, pleadings, appeals, wills, contracts, initial and amended articles of incorporation, stock certificates and other securities, buy-sell agreements, closing papers and binders, deeds, and trust instruments for review, approval, and use by Attorney.
  • Assesses and inventories real and personal property for estate planning.
  • Investigates facts and law of case to determine causes of action and to prepare case accordingly.
Paralegal Job Prevalence in Illinois, United States

Job family: Paralegals and Legal Assistants

Job family population: 290,410

Estimated population of Paralegal jobs: 197,589

Rate of error: 1.1%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
$79,071
5 Year Change:
16 %

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About Illinois, United States

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Description: Illinois ( (listen) IL-ə-NOY) is a state in the Midwestern and Great Lakes regions of the United States. It has the fifth largest gross domestic product (GDP), the sixth largest population, and the 25th largest land area of all U.S. states. Illinois has been noted as a microcosm of the entire United States. With Chicago in northeastern Illinois, small industrial cities and immense agricultural productivity in the north and center of the state, and natural resources such as coal, timber, and petroleum in the south, Illinois has a diverse economic base, and is a major transportation hub. Chicagoland, Chicago's metropolitan...

Paralegal Job Listings for Illinois, United States

Paralegal or Legal Assistant
Jul 13
Effingham, IL, USA
Thompson Law, LLC
We are seeking an experienced, reliable paralegal or legal assistant to join Thompson Law, LLC. In this part-time position, you will be responsible for communicating with clients and maintaining ...
Paralegal With Docketing and Family Law Experience
Jul 12
Chicago, IL, USA
Law Firm
Established downtown Chicago Law Firm is looking for an experienced litigation paralegal with docketing and family law experience. Strong verbal and written communication and organizational skills a ...
Paralegal
Jul 12
Deerfield, IL, USA
Bliss Lawyers
Bliss Lawyers is seeking a paralegal to work for a healthcare company in their suburban Chicago area office. Qualified candidates will have substantial experience drafting and negotiating commercial ...
Corporate Paralegal Assistant
Jul 2
Chicago, IL, USA
Masuda Funai
Our Corporate, Finance & Acquisition's Group is looking for a Corporate Paralegal Assistant to join the firm's downtown Chicago office. This position will provide high-level administrative and ...
Personal Injury Paralegal
Jul 9
Chicago, IL, USA
Sherwood Law Group
Rapidly expanding personal injury law firm seeking Full-Time Paralegal. Responsibilities: * Management of significant volume of litigation and pre-litigation personal injury files. * Collecting ...

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Paralegal is $68,207 a year and $33 an hour in Illinois, United States. The average salary range for a Paralegal is between $48,919 and $84,099. On average, a Bachelor's Degree is the highest level of education for a Paralegal. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in Illinois, United States.

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Paralegal Job Listings for Illinois, United States

Paralegal or Legal Assistant
Jul 13
Effingham, IL, USA
Thompson Law, LLC
We are seeking an experienced, reliable paralegal or legal assistant to join Thompson Law, LLC. In this part-time position, you will be responsible for communicating with clients and maintaining ...
Paralegal With Docketing and Family Law Experience
Jul 12
Chicago, IL, USA
Law Firm
Established downtown Chicago Law Firm is looking for an experienced litigation paralegal with docketing and family law experience. Strong verbal and written communication and organizational skills a ...
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